Belarus Cut Off the Internet and Tried to Make It Look Like an Accident - 2020-08-11

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F0.png Belarus Cut Off the Internet and Tried to Make It Look Like an Accident August 11, 2020, David Gilbert, Vice News

On Monday, Belarus' President Alexandr Lukashenko, who is under fire and in the midst of unprecedented protests, claimed that ongoing internet outages were caused not by his government but by some unnamed foreign adversary.

The government-owned RUE Beltelecom said it was working to resolve the outages and restore service after "multiple cyberattacks of varying intensity."

The country's Community Emergency Response Team laid the blame on large distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks which caused "problems with equipment."

It turns out they were all lying.

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